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overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
fructify - bear fruit; produce fruit
postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
amass - collect (gradually, in a very large amount)